By Rob Jones
The Cockney Rejects are street survivors and despite the ups and downs of a cacophonous career the lads are a live experience that has to be witnessed.
The incendiary industry of the raucous Rejects is in fine fettle and their Butlins Minehead set at the 2014 Great British Alternative Music Festival simply blew all of their competitors away!
The power of the nascent Cockney Rejects albums gave the punk movement a new identity and the contents of these records can still instil a passion that has rarely
been matched. The band arrived in 1978 but the boys came from the streets and represented the ultimate visceral vibe! There was no sugar coating the goods because this was the real deal!
The energy afforded by the Cockney Rejects could power the national grid and the athletic antics of lead singer Jeff (‘Stinky’) Turner would undermine many men half of his age! Alongside him the guitar gusto of brother, Vince is also integral to the demonic drama-and, the siblings remain the core original factors of a gung ho crew! Tony Van Frater (bass) and Andrew Laing (drums) have been long term members-and, their roles are also central to the soaring sound.
Therefore, a night with the Cockney Rejects at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff is an enticing prospect for rebel rockers! This gig is set for Friday, November 27, 7.30pm. Tickets are £16.50 including the booking fee. Go to:clwb.net or call 02920 232199